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The best French wines at bargain prices

France is among the countries with the oldest and most developed wine-growing tradition in Europe. This is due to the very different microclimatic environments and soils: each of the 14 French wine regions offers different grape varieties and organoleptic properties that vary from area to area. At xtraWine, you can choose from a wide selection of French red wines and French white wines that have been awarded major prizes by Hachette. These are the best French wines from the most important wineries such as: Philipponnat, Philippe Pacalet, Jacques Selosse, Domaine Louis Michel & Fils, Domaine de Rancy, Domaine Confuron Cotetidot, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Chartogne Taillet and Andre Clouet all produced in the most important wine growing areas of France. Not only French red wine and French white wine, on xtraWine you can also find orange label champagne and the best French grand cru wines all well structured and characterised by their intense fruity bouquet. Among the best vintages on xtraWine are 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 with some bottles distinguished by an ageing capacity ranging from 5 to 10 years and 15 to 25 years. The history of French wines is very ancient. It was the Greeks who planted the first vines in Marseilles, although it was later under the impetus of the Romans that cultivation reached its peak. In the Middle Ages, a primary role in cultivation was played by the clergy: the abbeys of Pontigny, Hautvillers and Cluny were responsible for the birth of new cellar processes and the very first studies on zoning. It was after the French Revolution that many properties were expropriated from the noble families and the Church and purchased by the bourgeoisie. In the second half of the 20th century, there was a downsizing of the area under vine, as the focus was placed on the quality of production and the concept of territoriality. Today, grape cultivation in France is very sectoral: each region has specialised in a few grape varieties so as to have a unique element that characterises it. Champagne is the region where the world's most famous and oldest sparkling wine is produced; it is located further north and is within a climatic zone that favours the ripening of grapes. Alsace, located in the north-east, benefits from an excellent microclimate thanks to the course of the Rhine river and the natural barrier of the Vosges: gewürztraminer, riesling and pinot gris are produced here. Burgundy, on the other hand, is famous for the production of pinot noir and especially chardonnay: the copious rainfall obliges winegrowers to a high planting density. Beaujolais, thanks to its granitic and marly soil, is perfect for gamay. The Loire Valley, located on the western border of Burgundy and favoured by a continental climate, produces excellent French white wines based on Chenin blanc and Sauvignon blanc, in both dry and softer versions. Bordeaux, is undoubtedly the realm of great French red wines, where cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc find their highest expression in the world. Languedoc-Roussillon is among the most extensive wine-growing regions: red wines characterised by a perfect balance of flavours are produced. The Rhône Valley is characterised by great French red wines based on Grenache and Mourvèdre in the south and based on Syrah in the north. In Provence, fresh and elegant rosé wines dominate, thanks to the influence of the sea to the south and the Alps from the north. In Corsica, wines are made from Italian grape varieties. Savoie and Jura, finally, have given rise to a special style of wine called 'vin jaune': through a six-year ageing process in wooden barrels, the must develops a light layer of yeast on the surface similar to the 'flor' of Port.

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White classic method sparkling wine brut
Maison Vergnes
,  AOC Blanquette de Limoux, 3% Chardonnay, 93% Mauzac, 4% Chenin Blanc
12.50%, 0,75 l
€ 11.84 ex VAT
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White classic method sparkling wine brut
12.00%, 0,75 l
Price € 12.50
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€ 12.22 ex VAT
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White charmat method sparkling wine brut
Kriter
,  VSQ , 100% Chardonnay
11.50%, 0,75 l
Price € 10.27
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€ 10.00 ex VAT
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Rosé classic method sparkling wine brut
Domaine Allimant-Laugner
,  AOC Cremant d'Alsace , 100% Pinot Nero
12.50%, 0,75 l
Price € 15.52
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€ 15.34 ex VAT
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88
White classic method sparkling wine brut
Arthur Metz
,  AOC Cremant d'Alsace , Pinot Bianco, Pinot Nero, Riesling, Auxerrois
12.00%, 0,75 l
Price € 11.83
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€ 11.36 ex VAT
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90
White green classic method sparkling wine brut
Bruno & Christiane Olivier
,  AOC Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut, 85% Pinot Nero, 15% Pinot Meunier
12.00%, 0,75 l
Price € 23.00
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€ 22.40 ex VAT
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White classic method sparkling wine brut
Guinot
,  AOC Blanquette de Limoux, 10% Chardonnay, 90% Mauzac
12.00%, 0,75 l
Price € 9.58
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€ 8.96 ex VAT
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87
Rosé classic method sparkling wine brut
LaCheteau
,  AOC Cremant de Loire, 100% Cabernet Franc
12.00%, 0,75 l
€ 10.64 ex VAT
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93
White classic method sparkling wine brut
Laurent Perrier
,  AOC Champagne Brut, 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero, 10% Pinot Meunier
12.00%, 0,75 l
JS 93
VO 93
Price € 39.40
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€ 37.60 ex VAT
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92
White green classic method sparkling wine extra brut
Pascal Henin
,  AOC Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, 100% Chardonnay
12.00%, 0,75 l
€ 63.47 ex VAT
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92
White green classic method sparkling wine extra brut
Pascal Henin
,  AOC Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, 100% Chardonnay
12.00%, 0,75 l
€ 63.47 ex VAT
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92
White classic method sparkling wine extra brut
Andre Jacquart
,  AOC Champagne Premier Crus Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, 100% Chardonnay
12.50%, 0,75 l
WS 92
€ 34.43 ex VAT
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90
Price € 12.88
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€ 12.86 ex VAT
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90
White classic method sparkling wine brut
R.H. Coutier
,  AOC Champagne Grand Cru Brut, 20% Chardonnay, 80% Pinot Nero
12.50%, 0,75 l
€ 32.64 ex VAT
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92
White classic method sparkling wine brut
Arthur Metz
,  AOC Cremant d'Alsace , Chardonnay, Pinot Nero
12.00%, 0,75 l
Price € 12.78
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€ 12.28 ex VAT
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90
White classic method sparkling wine brut
Pierre Mignon
,  AOC Champagne Reserve Brut, 10% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero, 80% Pinot Meunier
12.00%, 0,75 l
DE 91
€ 26.19 ex VAT
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Red green still
Chateau Laroque
,  AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1% Cabernet Franc, 99% Merlot
14.00%, 0,75 l
DE 95
€ 33.44 ex VAT
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88
Rosé classic method sparkling wine brut
Arthur Metz
,  AOC Cremant d'Alsace , 100% Pinot Nero
12.00%, 0,75 l
€ 12.23 ex VAT
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91
White classic method sparkling wine
Charles Heidsieck
,  AOC Champagne Reserve Brut, Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, Pinot Meunier
12.00%, 0,75 l
WS 91
RP 92
JS 93
Price € 52.24
Saving € 9.53 (18%)
€ 42.71 ex VAT
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White classic method sparkling wine brut
Caves de Marsigny
,  AOC Cremant de Bourgogne, 10% Gamay, 90% Pinot Nero
12.00%, 0,75 l
DE 92
€ 17.05 ex VAT
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White classic method sparkling wine brut
Bollinger
,  AOC Champagne Brut, 25% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Nero, 15% Pinot Meunier
12.00%, 0,75 l
WS 93
RP 91
JS 93
DE 96
Price € 54.71
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€ 51.80 ex VAT
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White classic method sparkling wine extra brut
Bruno Paillard
,  AOC Champagne Extra Brut, Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, Pinot Meunier
12.00%, 0,75 l
WS 90
RP 92
JS 91
VO 91
DE 91
Price € 54.93
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€ 43.97 ex VAT
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92
White biodynamic classic method sparkling wine pas dosé
Vincent Couche
,  AOC Champagne Brut, 33% Chardonnay, 67% Pinot Nero
12.50%, 0,75 l
€ 40.49 ex VAT
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88
White classic method sparkling wine brut
LaCheteau
,  AOC Cremant de Loire, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Chardonnay, 70% Chenin Blanc
12.00%, 0,75 l
€ 11.89 ex VAT
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88
White classic method sparkling wine brut
Alexis Lichine
,  AOC Cremant de Bordeaux Blanc, 30% Cabernet Franc, 70% Semillon
12.00%, 0,75 l
Price € 10.73
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€ 9.86 ex VAT
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